This book stands a solid introduction to an extremely complex science of complimentary techniques - one enmeshed in Tibetan Buddhist legend.
A great esoteric tradition developed in the Himalayan shadows of the Tibetan plateau, this unique culture investigated the mysteries of mind and magic to a degree never before attempted. Today, as Tibetan spirituality spreads across the world, the practices of Tibetan magic have scarcely been investigated by Western occultists.
Here, Brennan presents this body of techniques, based partly on Buddhist practice and partly on shamanic Bon (the aboriginal religion of Tibet).
With many of its aspects linking seamlessly with Tibetan mysticism, Tibetan magic has a great deal to teach the esoteric community of the West. Brennan also draws comparisons to the work and theories of such Western mystics as Aldous Huxley and Aleister Crowley.
J. H. Brennan - respected author of numerous books on the Western Esoteric Tradition - has long been fascinated by Tibetan mysticism and magic. As the result of years of research, this book brings the ancient magical techniques of Tibet to the magicians of the West.
This revised and expanded version of Brennan's Occult Tibet features authentic Tibetan magical practices, including:
- tumo - the ability to stave off the cold by stimulating the chakras and energy channels of the body;
- light trance states to recall past lives;
- manipulation of energies via sound, rhythm, chanting, and drumming;
- and the spiritual practice of dream yoga.
A highly valuable book for anyone seeking to begin their exploration of Tibetan magic. Also includes a glossary to assist the reader with some the specialized Tibetan terms used.